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Blu Stone Bistro

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661 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211-1053
+1 518-869-9976
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3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Blu Stone Bistro is conveniently located next to the Indigo Hotel. Moments...
Blu Stone Bistro is conveniently located next to the Indigo Hotel. Moments away from Albany International Airport. BluStone offers an outstanding menu, eclectic wine list and great seasonal martini list. We pride ourselves on attentive, friendly, knowledgeable service, a menu that is inventive, using only the highest quality ingredients, and an atmosphere that is comfortable, casual and cool. Whether you are a local resident or a traveler, Blu Stone Bistro is a must on your list of places to experience in Albany.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great place to relax with close friends and talk...

Frequently meet a good friend for happy hour here - not overly noisy and we can chat for hours without being rushed. Great small plates, quality food and nice choices. Menu changes with the seasons. Recently updated the dining room and now planning to renovate the bar area. Nice changes.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Lynn C
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Albany, New York
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had dinner and breakfast here over the weekend while staying at the attached hotel. There are some renovations going on, so the place doesn't look great yet. For dinner, I had a burger. Asked for it medium rare, but it came out more like medium well. The fries were good. My friend got the mac and cheese stuffed lobster.... More 

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Thank GJ933
Albany, New York
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Frequently meet a good friend for happy hour here - not overly noisy and we can chat for hours without being rushed. Great small plates, quality food and nice choices. Menu changes with the seasons. Recently updated the dining room and now planning to renovate the bar area. Nice changes.

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Thank Lynn C
Crusheen Ireland
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Not a great choice for families but quality is excellent from previous visits the salted caramel icecream is divine

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Thank 802AngelaS
Clifton Park, New York
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

My favorite Jazz duo plays here during the summer months and I frequently come in and either do light fare, or dinner/dessert. Their flatbread pizza, including their daily special, is always a good choice. Their chicken lollipops and chevre cheese is also excellent. They catered a fundraiser for my Leukemia & Lymphoma Society event in 2014 and people could not... More 

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Thank EyesoftheWolf73
Clifton Park, NY
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289 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

We simply stopped in a little after 5 PM on a Saturday for a holiday drink. No one else was at the bar and the dining room had one table with a party of 4. There also were signs on most every door asking to pardon any inconvenience while the restaurant was being refurbished. Other than a one inch change... More 

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Thank Roger K
Plattsburgh, New York
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Went for apps, salad, and a pizza at bar. The jalapeno shrimp are a must as well as the flatbread pizza!

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Thank kathy l
Palm Coast, Florida
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204 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

I just love this restaurant. If you are a meat lover like I am.... Don't waste time reading this review make a reservation and go! Order the filet mignon. I promise. It will melt in your mouth. It is the best filet you can find in Albany. I asked to the waiter to talk to the chef and when the... More 

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Thank MariaCFC
Hamlin, NY
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66 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

A group of us ate here and it was just horrible, Our salads were wilted like soaked wet spinach. It was rotten. We waited a very long time for food and had to ask for some rolls to hold us over, the music was so loud you could not talk, the chicken was dry and the drinks were so over... More 

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1 Thank mishy68
Ithaca, New York
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Fresh and eclectic ingredients. The menu has an interesting variety. Service was a bit slow but we were in no rush.

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1 Thank GSullivan58
Seaside, Oregon
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This restaurant prides itself on fresh ingredients and it shows. We had eaten here before, but this time we were staying at the Hotel Indigo (where the restaurant is) and truly appreciated how good the food is - especially when it is brought to your room for room service! The first night we were there we were exhausted from moving... More 

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Thank Christina R

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 661 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211-1053
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-869-9976

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, American

Description

Blu Stone Bistro is conveniently located next to the Indigo Hotel. Moments away from Albany International Airport. BluStone offers an outstanding menu, eclectic wine list and great seasonal martini list. We pride ourselves on attentive, friendly, knowledgeable service, a menu that is inventive, using only the highest quality ingredients, and an atmosphere that is comfortable, casual and cool. Whether you are a local resident or a traveler, Blu Stone Bistro is a must on your list of places to experience in Albany.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?